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(Huffington Post)   This week's Republican who bribed guys to cover up a gay affair is **spins the wheel** Charlie Crist   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-06-09 09:44:29 AM  
Are there really people that think he is straight?
 
2012-06-09 10:31:21 AM  
I'm sure he'll come up with another convenient girlfriend or fiancé like he does for most elections.
 
2012-06-09 10:32:08 AM  
Maybe he's "just bi?"
 
2012-06-09 10:33:19 AM  
Except that's not what the article says, looks like an extortion attempt
 
2012-06-09 10:33:45 AM  
Except he's not a Republican anymore.

He got kicked out of the Party in 2010 before the election for daring to shake President Obama's hand rather than spit in it.
 
2012-06-09 10:34:58 AM  

TravisBickle62: Except that's not what the article says, looks like an extortion attempt


Really, it does. Crist would have been outed before this if he was gay.
 
2012-06-09 10:37:09 AM  

mrshowrules: Are there really people that think he is straight?


I'd estimate that a random sampling would find that some 23% of the electorate still clings to this belief.

Oddly enough, that would roughly coincide with George W Bush's approval ratings as his 2nd term ground to a close..
 
2012-06-09 10:43:38 AM  
Why don't these people just admit that they are gay, bi, whatever? It's 2012. Most people don't give a crap anymore. I know Wade Davis just came out, but when will an active athlete be open?
 
2012-06-09 10:46:03 AM  

mrshowrules: Are there really people that think he is straight?


How can you look at his picture and think otherwise?
i.huffpost.com

That's the face of a man who wants a woman RIGHT NOW. Definitely not gay.
 
2012-06-09 10:48:46 AM  

ghare:
Crist would have been outed before this if he was gay.


Not necessarily. remember Jim McGreesy?

OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.

But McGreevey spent years married, (2 times), had two kids and could have continued like that for years or decades. He only came out because he made bad decision to appoint his gay lover to an important government state office that required national security clearance he could not get, which even the NJ press could not ignore. And that is saying a lot. If he just kept it quiet, he would still be on the down low.
 
2012-06-09 10:50:30 AM  
JERRY JERRY JERRY
 
2012-06-09 10:51:32 AM  
[Obvious]
 
2012-06-09 10:56:50 AM  
www.sourceradio.com

"Jesus, Crist"
 
2012-06-09 10:57:56 AM  

tomWright: OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.


Oh please.
 
2012-06-09 10:58:52 AM  

Tax Boy: "Jesus, Crist"


Nice!
 
2012-06-09 10:59:22 AM  

pgh9fan: I know Wade Davis just came out, but when will an active athlete be open?



Probably a few weeks after never -- or as long as there are locker rooms.
 
2012-06-09 11:04:04 AM  
Charlie Crist is gay?

No whey, man. There's never been any hint or allegation to that effect about him.


Just knock me over with a feather boa.

This changes everything. I'm voting for Obama now.
 
2012-06-09 11:05:20 AM  

TravisBickle62: Except that's not what the article says, looks like an extortion attempt


Agreed.

Snarfangel: How can you look at his picture and think otherwise?


Gay people don't always look gay and straight people don't always look straight. This was a bigoted comment and you should feel like a bigot.

tomWright: OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.


fark you. That's all your comment warrants, but I'll give it even more: fark you, asshole.

He's not part of the bigot wing of the GOP. Leave him alone. Even if he is in the closet, and I'm not saying he is, that's his choice. Not cool, guys. Not cool.
 
2012-06-09 11:06:50 AM  
The money changing hands thing turns this into something cheap and tawdry.
Why didn't he just blow them?
 
2012-06-09 11:08:01 AM  
Yeah, that's not suspicious at all. A guy who was literally run out of his party for being moderate and accused of being gay over and over again is facing what looks to be extortion by someone trying to paint him as gay?

Shocker. The reality bubble the right wing lives in is so strong that they're literally extorting people to match their world-view now.
 
2012-06-09 11:10:20 AM  

tomWright: OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.


I want your whole family to die. Because you said this stupid, stupid thing, I want them all to perish in agony.
 
2012-06-09 11:13:11 AM  
Occasionally I see a Republican congressman publicly state that his party is wasting time and energy and alienating voters by opposing equal protection for gays; I think the guys that do this are probably straight.

The Republicans that scream for gays to be squashed like bugs I expect spend all of their off-time intimately joined to three other guys.

Hairy ones, at that.
 
2012-06-09 11:13:29 AM  
lol
 
2012-06-09 11:14:24 AM  
I first read that as Chris Christie.
farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2012-06-09 11:17:03 AM  
Everyone knew this. Hell, he used to have his sister chaperone his dates (I know a close friend of the family from back in the day).
 
2012-06-09 11:21:19 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Snarfangel: How can you look at his picture and think otherwise?

Gay people don't always look gay and straight people don't always look straight. This was a bigoted comment and you should feel like a bigot.


I apologize. I should never have assumed Charlie Crist was gay.
 
2012-06-09 11:25:57 AM  

tomWright: lol


indeed.

/BURN! FOREVER! RAR!
 
2012-06-09 11:27:57 AM  

spankymacfarland2001: I first read that as Chris Christie.
[farm1.static.flickr.com image 500x312]


You're not alone. I even went so far as to look at the picture in the article and wonder if he had lost a ton of weight.
 
2012-06-09 11:33:17 AM  
Outrage (2009)

Just watched this movie on Netflix, I thought it was pretty good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1049400/

/totally gay
//closet case
///internalized homophobia anyone? :(
 
2012-06-09 11:48:58 AM  

mrshowrules: Are there really people that think he is straight?


Republicans did; then again, they deny reality at every turn.
 
2012-06-09 11:51:55 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-09 11:54:41 AM  

TravisBickle62: Except that's not what the article says, looks like an extortion attempt


Actually, it looks to me like the "extortion attempt" is his attempt to defuse the allegations. It's basically what almost every politician does at first when confronted with allegations of secret gayness, shout "he's lying!"
 
2012-06-09 11:58:29 AM  

tomWright: ghare:
Crist would have been outed before this if he was gay.

Not necessarily. remember Jim McGreesy?

OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.


Nicely played, sir.
 
2012-06-09 12:00:20 PM  

runnenat: Outrage (2009)

Just watched this movie on Netflix, I thought it was pretty good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1049400/

/totally gay
//closet case
///internalized homophobia anyone? :(


Thanks for the note. The movie is on Netflix Instant Queue if anyone wants to check it out. It's by the guy who did This Movie is Not Rated, Kirby Dick.
 
2012-06-09 12:00:52 PM  
I'd be more concerned about the allegation that he tried to run people over with a golf cart.
 
2012-06-09 12:06:08 PM  

tomWright: ghare:
Crist would have been outed before this if he was gay.

Not necessarily. remember Jim McGreesy?

OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.

But McGreevey spent years married, (2 times), had two kids and could have continued like that for years or decades. He only came out because he made bad decision to appoint his gay lover to an important government state office that required national security clearance he could not get, which even the NJ press could not ignore. And that is saying a lot. If he just kept it quiet, he would still be on the down low.


5/10. You're getting bites.
 
2012-06-09 12:16:47 PM  
I heard he used to be a pilot for John Travolta.

It was very lucrative.
 
2012-06-09 12:22:10 PM  

Rwa2play: tomWright: ghare:
Crist would have been outed before this if he was gay.

Not necessarily. remember Jim McGreesy?

OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.

But McGreevey spent years married, (2 times), had two kids and could have continued like that for years or decades. He only came out because he made bad decision to appoint his gay lover to an important government state office that required national security clearance he could not get, which even the NJ press could not ignore. And that is saying a lot. If he just kept it quiet, he would still be on the down low.

5/10. You're getting bites.


The sad thing is, it's the truth:
Golan Cipel controversy

McGreevey's Homo/Bi-sexuality was a studiously ignored topic in NJ politics for years. Even now openly gay politicians face tough problems with public acceptance in the majority of the country, back then, (not that long ago) it was worse. Reporters and party insiders on both sides knew about it, but kept mum. Dems had a popular guy with McG, and didn't want the negative reaction from the voters and the Reps didn't want to be called bigots.

If he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter. But he wasn't. Hell, even my gaydar went off every time I saw him, and mine is usually off because I don't care.
 
2012-06-09 12:23:00 PM  

ghare: Maybe he's "just bi?"


No such thing. Either you suck dongs or you don't.
 
2012-06-09 12:26:10 PM  

tomWright: f he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter. But he wasn't.


Yes, it's a huge conspiracy.

tomWright: Dems had a popular guy with McG, and didn't want the negative reaction from the voters and the Reps didn't want to be called bigots.


LOL!
 
2012-06-09 12:34:36 PM  

X-boxershorts: mrshowrules: Are there really people that think he is straight?

I'd estimate that a random sampling would find that some 23% of the electorate still clings to this belief.

Oddly enough, that would roughly coincide with George W Bush's approval ratings as his 2nd term ground to a close..


23% "roughly coincides" with 35%??

do you know how I know that you don't know the meaning of both "roughly" and "coincide" ?
 
2012-06-09 12:36:54 PM  

King Something: Except he's not a Republican anymore.

He got kicked out of the Party in 2010 before the election for daring to shake President Obama's hand rather than spit in it.


Actually he left the party because he knew he didnt have a chance in hell of winning the Senate nomination over Rubio and ran as an independent.

Also, Crist being gay was about the worst kept secret in Tallahassee.

Greer also left threatening messages on Rick Scott's voicemail. That guy is a piece of work.
 
2012-06-09 12:38:57 PM  
Whether he's gay or not, threatening to ask questions at a deposition is hardly evidence of anything but a sleazy attorney.

If fact, it just leads me to think his client is guilty.
 
2012-06-09 12:39:24 PM  

tomWright: If he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter. But he wasn't. Hell, even my gaydar went off every time I saw him, and mine is usually off because I don't care.


You don't care so much you had to run in here with a false equivocation.
 
2012-06-09 12:39:27 PM  

pgh9fan: Why don't these people just admit that they are gay, bi, whatever? It's 2012. Most people don't give a crap anymore.


Yeah, you're right. No one cares anymore. In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage actually thought they were voting for American Idol.
 
2012-06-09 12:40:58 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: X-boxershorts: mrshowrules: Are there really people that think he is straight?

I'd estimate that a random sampling would find that some 23% of the electorate still clings to this belief.

Oddly enough, that would roughly coincide with George W Bush's approval ratings as his 2nd term ground to a close..

23% "roughly coincides" with 35%??

do you know how I know that you don't know the meaning of both "roughly" and "coincide" ?


Bush hit new lows of 28% in 2008. I don't know where the hell you got your numbers from.
 
2012-06-09 12:41:48 PM  

ImpendingCynic: In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage


[citation needed]
 
2012-06-09 12:42:27 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Yeah, you're right. No one cares anymore. In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage actually thought they were voting for American Idol.


That wouldn't be far from the real truth. Most who voted for such bans have little or any clue what the hell it actually meant.
 
2012-06-09 12:42:51 PM  

Fart_Machine: tomWright: f he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter. But he wasn't.

Yes, it's a huge conspiracy.

tomWright: Dems had a popular guy with McG, and didn't want the negative reaction from the voters and the Reps didn't want to be called bigots.

LOL!


Conspiracy? No. Just a matter of not being mean to those you agree with. He may have been a hypocrite, but he was their hypocrite.

And yeah, republicans do not like to be called bigots, like democrats do not like to be called soft on crime.

Whether the label is true or not, and to what degree, is irrelevant.
 
2012-06-09 12:44:34 PM  

tomWright: And yeah, republicans do not like to be called bigots


Yeah, you're right. They just talk about how they are allowed to be intolerant because religion. But they don't want to be called bigots?

Come on. Get real.
 
2012-06-09 12:45:34 PM  
The GOP calls itself the Big Tent party but it's really starting to look more like a Big Closet.

=I

/My surprised face above.
 
2012-06-09 12:45:43 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: tomWright: If he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter. But he wasn't. Hell, even my gaydar went off every time I saw him, and mine is usually off because I don't care.

You don't care so much you had to run in here with a false equivocation.


?
 
2012-06-09 12:47:29 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: ImpendingCynic: In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage

[citation needed]


Do you seriously doubt that number?
 
2012-06-09 12:49:27 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: tomWright: And yeah, republicans do not like to be called bigots

Yeah, you're right. They just talk about how they are allowed to be intolerant because religion. But they don't want to be called bigots?

Come on. Get real.


Hey just because it's the truth does not mean they have to like it.

Where are the Robert Ingersolls and Barry Goldwaters the republicans had in the past?
 
2012-06-09 12:49:40 PM  

tomWright: Conspiracy? No. Just a matter of not being mean to those you agree with. He may have been a hypocrite, but he was their hypocrite.


I'm sure you have documentation to show that the press covered this up.

tomWright: And yeah, republicans do not like to be called bigots


Since it was a case of infidelity as well you're really grasping at straws. But yeah, the GOP have a strong record of being supportive of homosexuals.
 
2012-06-09 12:51:58 PM  

tomWright: cameroncrazy1984: tomWright: If he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter. But he wasn't. Hell, even my gaydar went off every time I saw him, and mine is usually off because I don't care.

You don't care so much you had to run in here with a false equivocation.

?


Sarcasm.
 
2012-06-09 12:52:35 PM  

BMulligan: cameroncrazy1984: ImpendingCynic: In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage

[citation needed]

Do you seriously doubt that number?


If it's true, I'm glad I live in a sane state like New York.
 
2012-06-09 12:54:38 PM  

tomWright: He may have been a hypocrite, but he was their hypocrite.


I think I see your problem. You don't know what words mean.
 
2012-06-09 12:55:08 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: BMulligan: cameroncrazy1984: ImpendingCynic: In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage

[citation needed]

Do you seriously doubt that number?

If it's true, I'm glad I live in a sane state like New York.


Here's some data. Gay marriage is legal in in my state of Washington for now, but that will probably change soon.
 
2012-06-09 12:58:58 PM  

Fart_Machine: tomWright: Conspiracy? No. Just a matter of not being mean to those you agree with. He may have been a hypocrite, but he was their hypocrite.

I'm sure you have documentation to show that the press covered this up.

tomWright: And yeah, republicans do not like to be called bigots

Since it was a case of infidelity as well you're really grasping at straws. But yeah, the GOP have a strong record of being supportive of homosexuals.


I would have to try to dig out articles from news sources many years old, I am not doing that research even if it could still be found online. And most of what I know is from speaking to party insiders and activists from back then, even pre-outing. Personal conversations stay that way.

The fact it was also a case of infidelity I would think the press would be even more interested in outing a cheater. But you would have thought that with John Edwards too. The press sat on that story as well until forced to report it.

If anything, those that think the press* do NOT turn a blind eye to misdeeds by democrats are the ones grasping at straws.

* (outside of fox news of course, who provide that service to republicans)
 
2012-06-09 12:59:44 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: ImpendingCynic: In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage

[citation needed]


Here's one from last week about the WA ban:

"University of Washington law professor Peter Nicolas said 30 states have amended their state constitutions to ban same-sex marriage."
 
2012-06-09 01:02:01 PM  

tomWright: Fart_Machine: tomWright: Conspiracy? No. Just a matter of not being mean to those you agree with. He may have been a hypocrite, but he was their hypocrite.

I'm sure you have documentation to show that the press covered this up.

tomWright: And yeah, republicans do not like to be called bigots

Since it was a case of infidelity as well you're really grasping at straws. But yeah, the GOP have a strong record of being supportive of homosexuals.

I would have to try to dig out articles from news sources many years old, I am not doing that research even if it could still be found online. And most of what I know is from speaking to party insiders and activists from back then, even pre-outing. Personal conversations stay that way.

The fact it was also a case of infidelity I would think the press would be even more interested in outing a cheater. But you would have thought that with John Edwards too. The press sat on that story as well until forced to report it.

If anything, those that think the press* do NOT turn a blind eye to misdeeds by democrats are the ones grasping at straws.

* (outside of fox news of course, who provide that service to republicans)


Those are a lot of words to say you've got nothing.
 
2012-06-09 01:02:21 PM  

Biological Ali: tomWright: He may have been a hypocrite, but he was their hypocrite.

I think I see your problem. You don't know what words mean.


a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion

Pretending to be a happily married heterosexual, when you are an adulterer bisexual, I think is included in that
 
2012-06-09 01:04:15 PM  

tomWright: Pretending to be a happily married heterosexual, when you are an adulterer bisexual, I think is included in that


You find heterosexuality more virtuous than bisexuality?
 
2012-06-09 01:07:37 PM  

Fart_Machine: tomWright: Fart_Machine: tomWright: Conspiracy? No. Just a matter of not being mean to those you agree with. He may have been a hypocrite, but he was their hypocrite.

I'm sure you have documentation to show that the press covered this up.

tomWright: And yeah, republicans do not like to be called bigots

Since it was a case of infidelity as well you're really grasping at straws. But yeah, the GOP have a strong record of being supportive of homosexuals.

I would have to try to dig out articles from news sources many years old, I am not doing that research even if it could still be found online. And most of what I know is from speaking to party insiders and activists from back then, even pre-outing. Personal conversations stay that way.

The fact it was also a case of infidelity I would think the press would be even more interested in outing a cheater. But you would have thought that with John Edwards too. The press sat on that story as well until forced to report it.

If anything, those that think the press* do NOT turn a blind eye to misdeeds by democrats are the ones grasping at straws.

* (outside of fox news of course, who provide that service to republicans)

Those are a lot of words to say you've got nothing.


Prove me wrong. Show me where the press outed John Edwards adultery. Show me where the press outed McGreeveys adultery. Whether hetero or homo, adultery by a politician that pretends to something else is a newsworthy story, especially at the governor or national level.

They didn't. They sat on both of those stories until forced to cover them by repeated reports in fringe media.
 
2012-06-09 01:09:21 PM  

PonceAlyosha: tomWright: Pretending to be a happily married heterosexual, when you are an adulterer bisexual, I think is included in that

You find heterosexuality more virtuous than bisexuality?


Pretending otherwise is the hypocrisy.
 
2012-06-09 01:10:51 PM  

tomWright: Prove me wrong.


You fark goats. Prove me wrong.
 
2012-06-09 01:15:40 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: ImpendingCynic: In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage

[citation needed]


Gay marriage thrown out by all 31 U.S. states where it has been put to vote

And now, you can add North Carolina to that list.
 
2012-06-09 01:18:20 PM  

tomWright: PonceAlyosha: tomWright: Pretending to be a happily married heterosexual, when you are an adulterer bisexual, I think is included in that

You find heterosexuality more virtuous than bisexuality?

Pretending otherwise is the hypocrisy.


No it isn't. It may be lying but it isn't automatically hypocritical. Now, if he pretended to be heterosexual and called other people out on pretending to be heterosexual he would be a hypocrite.

/Words have meaning
 
2012-06-09 01:24:13 PM  

Fart_Machine: tomWright: Prove me wrong.

You fark goats. Prove me wrong.


BaaBaa
 
2012-06-09 01:31:54 PM  

tomWright: PonceAlyosha: tomWright: Pretending to be a happily married heterosexual, when you are an adulterer bisexual, I think is included in that

You find heterosexuality more virtuous than bisexuality?

Pretending otherwise is the hypocrisy.


Knowing what words mean can greatly enhance your conversational skill, in terms of both getting your own point across and understanding the points made by others. I strongly recommend looking into it.
 
2012-06-09 01:59:05 PM  

WhiskeySticks: ghare: Maybe he's "just bi?"

No such thing. Either you suck dongs or you don't.


don't panic
 
2012-06-09 02:10:37 PM  

eraser8: cameroncrazy1984: ImpendingCynic: In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage

[citation needed]

Gay marriage thrown out by all 31 U.S. states where it has been put to vote

And now, you can add North Carolina to that list.


That's going to change come November.
 
2012-06-09 02:21:22 PM  
Has anyone yet mentioned that Chicken Charlie isn't a Republican?
 
2012-06-09 02:32:22 PM  
And water is wet.

I'll bet he has silk bikini briefs and thongs.
 
2012-06-09 02:33:13 PM  
He's one of yours, libtards. According to the fark politics tab rulebook, you're not allowed to make fun of his gayness.
 
2012-06-09 02:40:04 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: King Something: Except he's not a Republican anymore.

He got kicked out of the Party in 2010 before the election for daring to shake President Obama's hand rather than spit in it.

Actually he left the party because he knew he didnt have a chance in hell of winning the Senate nomination over Rubio and ran as an independent.


And why do you suppose that is, hmmm? Why do you think he faced a primary challenge in the first place?
 
2012-06-09 02:40:50 PM  

WhiskeySticks: ghare: Maybe he's "just bi?"

No such thing. Either you suck dongs or you don't.


Good luck explaining that to the libtards on the downlow in here.
 
2012-06-09 02:41:40 PM  
I just glanced at the headline originally and had to do a doubletake (and a dry heave) when I originally picked up that it was Chris Christie... frankly I just don't want to know how that dude swings either or all ways, even if he has a nice compromise position on civil unions/no more government recognized marriage.
 
2012-06-09 02:48:40 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: tomWright: OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.


And DeLay (heh heh) was a Republican that FauxNoise misrepresented, showing viewers he was...democrat.
 
2012-06-09 02:58:24 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: X-boxershorts: mrshowrules: Are there really people that think he is straight?

I'd estimate that a random sampling would find that some 23% of the electorate still clings to this belief.

Oddly enough, that would roughly coincide with George W Bush's approval ratings as his 2nd term ground to a close..

23% "roughly coincides" with 35%??

do you know how I know that you don't know the meaning of both "roughly" and "coincide" ?


Leave it to a Bush-worshipper to try and defend low approval ratings for Glorious King George as a good thing.
 
2012-06-09 03:05:22 PM  

tomWright: Biological Ali: tomWright: He may have been a hypocrite, but he was their hypocrite.

I think I see your problem. You don't know what words mean.

a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion

Pretending to be a happily married heterosexual, when you are an adulterer bisexual, I think is included in that


The reason the Press go after so many hypocritical GOP gays is because they excell (and pride themselves) at persecuting gays.

Crist wasn't one of these, and Ken Mehlman was not hounded about his gayness, eventhough he on the fence about persecuting others for their gayness. NOt Rabid, but was OK with being around Rabid AntiGay GOPers, some of whom were later outed as gay, like Larry Craig
 
2012-06-09 03:16:20 PM  

Tumunga: Good luck explaining that to the libtards on the downlow in here.


If you could, you would suck your own dong.

/Don't try to lie and deny it, either.
 
2012-06-09 03:35:54 PM  
I'm still trying to figure out why it makes even the tiniest difference whether he is gay or not.
 
2012-06-09 03:46:08 PM  

King Something: Igor Jakovsky: King Something: Except he's not a Republican anymore.

He got kicked out of the Party in 2010 before the election for daring to shake President Obama's hand rather than spit in it.

Actually he left the party because he knew he didnt have a chance in hell of winning the Senate nomination over Rubio and ran as an independent.


And why do you suppose that is, hmmm? Why do you think he faced a primary challenge in the first place?


Why wouldn't he face a challenger? It was a vacant senate seat. Because he was the governor, he should automatically get the nomination for the senate race?
 
2012-06-09 03:58:14 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: King Something: Igor Jakovsky: King Something: Except he's not a Republican anymore.

He got kicked out of the Party in 2010 before the election for daring to shake President Obama's hand rather than spit in it.

Actually he left the party because he knew he didnt have a chance in hell of winning the Senate nomination over Rubio and ran as an independent.


And why do you suppose that is, hmmm? Why do you think he faced a primary challenge in the first place?

Why wouldn't he face a challenger? It was a vacant senate seat. Because he was the governor, he should automatically get the nomination for the senate race?


Crist had been leading Rubio by double digits at one point.

Then he decided to not antagonize Obama.

And it wasn't the first time a Republican was ostracized for not being conservative enough.
 
2012-06-09 04:03:21 PM  

BMulligan: Gay marriage is legal in in my state of Washington for now


nope
 
2012-06-09 04:12:23 PM  

DrD'isInfotainment: tomWright: Biological Ali: tomWright: He may have been a hypocrite, but he was their hypocrite.

I think I see your problem. You don't know what words mean.

a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion

Pretending to be a happily married heterosexual, when you are an adulterer bisexual, I think is included in that

The reason the Press go after so many hypocritical GOP gays is because they excell (and pride themselves) at persecuting gays.

Crist wasn't one of these, and Ken Mehlman was not hounded about his gayness, eventhough he on the fence about persecuting others for their gayness. NOt Rabid, but was OK with being around Rabid AntiGay GOPers, some of whom were later outed as gay, like Larry Craig


And they should go after them. Persecuting a peaceful minority is bad enough, but being one in the closet while you persecute them for your own gain just compounds the problem. I have always admired the Log Cabin Republicans for their perseverance in the face of resistance, if not outright bigotry, from their own party. That can't be an easy place to be.

I just wish democrats that use anti-corporate and pro-worker rhetoric, but then take scads of corporate cash behind the scenes, and work to get special exemptions and privileges for their corporate johns, were held to as much account as republicans are.
 
2012-06-09 04:14:42 PM  

Tumunga: WhiskeySticks: ghare: Maybe he's "just bi?"

No such thing. Either you suck dongs or you don't.

Good luck explaining that to the libtards on the downlow in here.


he's still not going to sleep with you
 
2012-06-09 04:25:53 PM  

tomWright: If he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter.


That's silly.

"Among McGreevey's accomplishments were implementing a stem cell research plan for New Jersey,[36] heavily lobbying for the state's first domestic partnership law for same-sex couples[37] and signing such a law in early 2004.[38]"

If he'd heavily lobbied AGAINST the domestic partnership law and was then outed, he would be a hypocrite (regardless of which party he was in). That's the difference between McGreevey and guy like Larry Craig.
 
2012-06-09 04:34:38 PM  

HighOnCraic: tomWright: If he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter.

That's silly.

"Among McGreevey's accomplishments were implementing a stem cell research plan for New Jersey,[36] heavily lobbying for the state's first domestic partnership law for same-sex couples[37] and signing such a law in early 2004.[38]"

If he'd heavily lobbied AGAINST the domestic partnership law and was then outed, he would be a hypocrite (regardless of which party he was in). That's the difference between McGreevey and guy like Larry Craig.


I never said they were the same. Craig was a magnitude worse. than Macgreevey.

Just because one was worse than the other does not let the lesser one off the hook
 
2012-06-09 04:43:56 PM  

tomWright: HighOnCraic: tomWright: If he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter.

That's silly.

"Among McGreevey's accomplishments were implementing a stem cell research plan for New Jersey,[36] heavily lobbying for the state's first domestic partnership law for same-sex couples[37] and signing such a law in early 2004.[38]"

If he'd heavily lobbied AGAINST the domestic partnership law and was then outed, he would be a hypocrite (regardless of which party he was in). That's the difference between McGreevey and guy like Larry Craig.

I never said they were the same. Craig was a magnitude worse. than Macgreevey.

Just because one was worse than the other does not let the lesser one off the hook


I would think his open support for gay rights would get him off the hook.
 
2012-06-09 04:48:40 PM  

HighOnCraic: tomWright: If he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter.

That's silly.

"Among McGreevey's accomplishments were implementing a stem cell research plan for New Jersey,[36] heavily lobbying for the state's first domestic partnership law for same-sex couples[37] and signing such a law in early 2004.[38]"

If he'd heavily lobbied AGAINST the domestic partnership law and was then outed, he would be a hypocrite (regardless of which party he was in). That's the difference between McGreevey and guy like Larry Craig.


And Mr Wide-Stancin wasn't outed until he acquired criminal charges. Dude defended himself from non-existent allegations of having sex with male pages and it has supposedly been an open secret inside the beltway and in his home district for years. I don't know if that last one is true. However, there's no way the bathroom stall was his first experience. You really think reporters hadn't heard and sat on the information. I've never seen/can't remember any politician democrat or republican being outed until it involved criminal acts, blackmail or some other unusual circumstance not just homosexuality alone. Seems the press leaves both sides alone on this issue (not that in my opinion they should on the loud proud anti-gheys who are gay or at least bi themselves) But the public reaction is louder when it's one of the I hate gays getting caught in a gay affair.
 
2012-06-09 05:07:24 PM  

Peppermint Rose: HighOnCraic: tomWright: If he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter.

That's silly.

"Among McGreevey's accomplishments were implementing a stem cell research plan for New Jersey,[36] heavily lobbying for the state's first domestic partnership law for same-sex couples[37] and signing such a law in early 2004.[38]"

If he'd heavily lobbied AGAINST the domestic partnership law and was then outed, he would be a hypocrite (regardless of which party he was in). That's the difference between McGreevey and guy like Larry Craig.

And Mr Wide-Stancin wasn't outed until he acquired criminal charges. Dude defended himself from non-existent allegations of having sex with male pages and it has supposedly been an open secret inside the beltway and in his home district for years. I don't know if that last one is true. However, there's no way the bathroom stall was his first experience. You really think reporters hadn't heard and sat on the information. I've never seen/can't remember any politician democrat or republican being outed until it involved criminal acts, blackmail or some other unusual circumstance not just homosexuality alone. Seems the press leaves both sides alone on this issue (not that in my opinion they should on the loud proud anti-gheys who are gay or at least bi themselves) But the public reaction is louder when it's one of the I hate gays getting caught in a gay affair.


Exactly. As I recall, the rumor about Strom Thurmond's black daughter had been going around for decades, but the press never mentioned it, and it wasn't confirmed until after his death. The "liberal" media knew about it for years, but they protected one of the most notorious segregationists in history (he holds the record for the longest filibuster ever, while protesting against a civil rights bill).
 
2012-06-09 05:15:24 PM  
Who thought he was straight?
 
2012-06-09 05:19:55 PM  
The repub Party is all about secret agendas--running on a platform of fiscal responsibility and then trotting out union busting as your actual goal, or professing disinterest in "nation building" and then drumming up an uncalled-for invasion of Iraq--so it's time to recognize their double plus secret secret agenda--to turn America gay. The first step in this plan is to turn all repubs gay. I suspect they release some sort of gas or biotoxin at fund raisers, and you may presume without undue compunction that any male repub of your acquaintance who's been in the party for more than five years is irredeemably gay--I mean airport bathroom-trolling, Boy Scout Scoutmaster Craigslist ad teenage chat room Catholic priest gay--and wants you to be too. I don't understand why, but that's the way it seems to be.

Try this simple experiment. Ask a Democrat if he's gay. If he is, he'll say he is. If he isn't, he'll either say he isn't or laugh and say "Sure, I'm gay." Now ask a repub the same question. If he is gay he'll get enormously upset and tell you he isn't. If he isn't gay, he'll also get enormously upset and tell you he isn't. The one thing a repub will never do is laugh and say "Sure, I'm gay." Which proves, they're all gay.

Oh repub Party, why are you pushing your gay agenda on us? Why do you hate Jesus? Why do you hate the Bible? Why do you hate America?
 
2012-06-09 05:25:28 PM  

BigJake: BMulligan: Gay marriage is legal in in my state of Washington for now

nope


Oops - I double-checked, and you're right. The legislation authorizing marriage equality was placed on hold pending the results of the November referendum (which, sadly, will probably be lost). I knew the referendum was on the ballot, but I somehow missed that it served to place the duly passed legislation on hold in the meanwhile. I stand corrected, and the state of Washington stands humiliated.
 
2012-06-09 05:45:50 PM  

WhiskeySticks: ghare: Maybe he's "just bi?"

No such thing. Either you suck dongs or you don't.


herecomestheneighbourhood.files.wordpress.com

Disagrees
 
2012-06-09 07:14:25 PM  

ImpendingCynic: cameroncrazy1984: ImpendingCynic: In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage

[citation needed]

Here's one from last week about the WA ban:

"University of Washington law professor Peter Nicolas said 30 states have amended their state constitutions to ban same-sex marriage."


Ah, so, 30 states are ruled by a bigoted majority without a care for the minorities within.

Gotcha. 30 states full of worthless idiots.
 
2012-06-09 07:58:24 PM  

Tumunga: He's one of yours, libtards. According to the fark politics tab rulebook, you're not allowed to make fun of his gayness.



Consider suicide sooner rather than later.
 
2012-06-09 08:03:33 PM  

LavenderWolf: ImpendingCynic: cameroncrazy1984: ImpendingCynic: In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage

[citation needed]

Here's one from last week about the WA ban:

"University of Washington law professor Peter Nicolas said 30 states have amended their state constitutions to ban same-sex marriage."

Ah, so, 30 states are ruled by a bigoted majority without a care for the minorities within.

Gotcha. 30 states full of worthless idiots.


Somewhat less than full but more than 50% +1 of those voting voted that way.
 
2012-06-09 11:36:09 PM  
"4. Governor Crist attempting to run people over while intoxicated and operating a golf cart"

Why has no one mentioned this? So awesome, and ignored by the very crowd I expect to spot it first.

For shame, Fark.
 
2012-06-10 01:42:33 AM  

thurstonxhowell:
He's not part of the bigot wing of the GOP. Leave him alone. Even if he is in the closet, and I'm not saying he is, that's his choice. Not cool, guys. Not cool.


Actually, he is part of the bigot wing of the GOP. He sold his soul (if he even had one to begin with) in 2008 to try and get picked as McCain's VP and went from saying that Florida didn't need a constitutional gay marriage ban to endorsing Florida's Amendment 2. He lost all right to expect people not to out him when he did that.
 
2012-06-10 01:44:10 AM  
I'll just leave this here ...

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-06-10 02:34:37 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Tumunga: Good luck explaining that to the libtards on the downlow in here.

If you could, you would suck your own dong.

/Don't try to lie and deny it, either.


My good man, I have failed in that endeavor, although, not for a lack of trying. I found I was able to blow myself by proxy, through the use of a crab cake, and jumper cables.
 
2012-06-10 07:27:48 AM  

Tumunga: HotIgneous Intruder: Tumunga: Good luck explaining that to the libtards on the downlow in here.

If you could, you would suck your own dong.

/Don't try to lie and deny it, either.

My good man, I have failed in that endeavor, although, not for a lack of trying. I found I was able to blow myself by proxy, through the use of a crab cake, and jumper cables.


As someone who has done it, not that great. The angles involved makes it much more labor intensive than a simple fap and without another person to grope while you're doing it it just isn't as fun.
 
2012-06-10 09:03:07 AM  
It was pretty obvious that he was a secret homocrat.
 
2012-06-10 09:20:30 AM  
Did a show with CC and Newt a while back.
/gaydar was all over the place.
 
2012-06-10 09:47:19 AM  

pgh9fan: Why don't these people just admit that they are gay, bi, whatever? It's 2012. Most people don't give a crap anymore. I know Wade Davis just came out, but when will an active athlete be open?


Because the minority of people who do care are more likely to vote on it than the people who don't care.
 
2012-06-10 02:37:19 PM  
"4. Governor Crist attempting to run people over while intoxicated and operating a golf cart"

While I can't condone the running over people thing I gotta say golf carts are waaaay more fun when you've had a few.

*crickets*

What? Just me?

Okay, we'll go with "just kidding" then.

/Should people be allowed to drink at a driving range?
//Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?
///Yes. lots of time on my hands, thanks.
 
2012-06-10 06:33:09 PM  
Jesus! Crist?
 
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